Community briefs


Special Olympics of Hancock County had a fashion show at Cynthia’s Hallmark in 2023. A similar event is coming up March 3.

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Spring fashion show to benefit Special Olympics

GREENFIELD – Special Olympics of Hancock County will host a spring fashion show fundraiser.

The event is at 2 p.m. March 3 at Cynthia’s Hallmark Boutique, 1584 N. State St., Greenfield. Tickets are $10 and include a free piece of jewelry, appetizers, door prizes and store coupons.

For details, visit or email [email protected].

Libraries hosting children’s programs in March

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several children’s programs are coming up in March through Hancock County’s libraries.

The Hancock County Public Library will host storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers throughout the month. Registration is no longer necessary; show up early for a ticket to enter. View days and times at

The HCPL in Greenfield will host a kids arts and crafts program March 14; a Lego program March 21; and a Willy Wonka Chocolate Party March 28. The Sugar Creek branch of the HCPL in New Palestine will host a Rhythm and Hues music/art workshop March 14; and a Clean out the Craft Closet event March 19. Children have opportunities to read to an opossum and dogs in March as well. Family programs in March include a game night event March 18; a storyteller March 21 and a saxophone quartet March 25. Visit for details and registration information.

In Fortville, a Play & Learn Storytime will be March 6, 13 and 20. Bentley’s Buddies & Friends will be at the library March 16. A children’s book club is March 25 and a STEAM club is March 29. Visit for details.

Summer jobs available through parks

GREENFIELD – Greenfield Parks and Recreation is hiring for seasonal positions now.

Lifeguards, admissions/concessions employees, children’s camp counselors and seasonal maintenance positions are available. Apply at

Open interviews are 9 a.m. to noon March 9 at the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 Apple St., Greenfield.

Retirement workshop March 4

GREENFIELD – Learn about making your dreams for retirement a reality in a workshop coming up at the Hancock County Public Library.

Retirement Basics is at 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Greenfield library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Ryan Lawson, senior financial advisor at First Merchants Bank, will discuss the basics of retirement planning. Learn more or register at

Insect collections sought for display

GREENFIELD – People who have a display of an insect collection might consider donating it to Greenfield Parks and Recreation.

The city’s parks department is seeking collections for display at the new Thornwood Nature Center. Email [email protected] or call 317-477-4340 for details.